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Missing Baby Found Unharmed After NJ Police Issue Statewide Amber Alert

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police. 

Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused of assaulting the child's mother in Newark before leaving ...

NJ Easing Restrictions for Religious Gatherings, Live Sports, Entertainment Venues

NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits.

The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity.

Also in effect, two parents/guardians will be allowed to attend indoor and outdoor college ...

Murphy Signs Bills to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months.

The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for anyone previously subject to arrest for petty marijuana possession.

“As of this moment, ...

Lack of Coordination Hampers State Vaccination Effort

Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Less than 5% of immunization centers in New Jersey are tapping the reservation system state officials created

Jan. 20., 2021: Waiting to receive a ...

Treacherous Roads Loom as Winter Storms Approach Essex County This Week

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For those waiting for the big snowstorm we have been deprived of over the past couple of years, the wait will need to continue. 

Two storm systems developing this week will provide some white winter weather for a good part of New Jersey, but neither storm is showing much inclination to develop into a bigger deal. 

The first system is a quick and light ...

NJ State Police Arrest Six Suspects in Alleged Car Theft Ring

The New Jersey State Police have arrested six suspects and dismantled an alleged multi-county theft ring linked to more than 30 stolen vehicles and two motor vehicle pursuits after a 13-month operation dubbed “Bust a Move.”

According to a press release from the State Police, troopers from Troop “D” Holmdel Station began investigating a motor vehicle crash on Oct. 31, ...

This Year Teachers, HS Seniors Will Not Be Evaluated the Same in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes last week during a press conference on pandemic updates.

As part of the order, high school seniors won’t have to pass ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

NJ Using 'Honor System' at Coronavirus Vaccine Sites Meant to Prioritize Frontline Workers

NEW JERSEY — Roughly 300 locations, including as many as six mega-sites, will rely on the honesty and goodwill of residents in its mission to vaccinate the 1A priority group: frontline healthcare workers, law enforcement and firefighters.

“We are trusting the integrity of all of you to do the right thing in this regard and not `jump the line,’” said Health ...

State and U.S. Flags in NJ to Be Flown at Half-Staff Monday in Honor of Officer Brian Sicknick

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan. 6.

In a statement, Murphy said: 

“United States Capitol Police Officer ...

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Missing Baby Found Unharmed After NJ Police Issue Statewide Amber Alert

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police. 

Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused of assaulting the child's mother in Newark before leaving ...

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Impact100 Essex Holds Membership Drive

May 12, 2021

Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits servingEssex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Now in its fifth year, the organization has awarded over $500,000 to local nonprofits focused on underserved communities in Essex County. 

“Impact100 Essex enables ...

Supply Outstrips Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine in Newark

May 6, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story.

At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a trickle of people show up every day to get vaccinated.

According to Essex County statistics, the ...

Four North Jersey Residents Charged in Burglary Ring; Verona P.D. Helped Lead Investigation

TRENTON, NJ — Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona.

The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to investigate 84 burglaries that were committed over a five-month period ending in March in eight ...

High Winds Knock Newstead Tree Onto Pickup Truck in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Strong winds felled a mature tree in the Newstead neighborhood this morning, landing on and damaging a landscaper's pickup truck. 

The wind's force caused the top of the Crest Drive tree pull away from the trunk, leaving the trunk standing; the limbs took power lines down with them, which then pulled over the post on top of the branches ...

Missing Baby Found Unharmed After NJ Police Issue Statewide Amber Alert

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police. 

Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused of assaulting the child's mother in Newark before leaving ...

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